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SunSense program

The Canadian Cancer Society's SunSense program provides children, families, teachers and caregivers with age appropriate sun safety information and materials to help Manitobans make informed sun safety decisions. The SunSense program is available at no charge and is an excellent teaching tool for Manitoba schools, preschools and daycares, Regional Health Authority programs, sports camps, youth groups, summer programs, pools and other recreation venues. 

The need for sun safety is great. Skin cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in people 15 – 29 years of age and incidence is increasing.

If you are interested in ordering materials, fill out the order form here and email to

On behalf of the SunSense Team, we thank you very much for your interest in our sun safety program. It is important to all of us to help you educate Manitoban children, families and caregivers on how to prevent and reduce their risk of developing skin cancer. If you have any questions, please contact us at

To order materials, please see the "Plan your SunSense presentation" section below.

  • Plan your SunSense presentation

    Canadian Cancer Society’s SunSense program is designed to educate people of all ages about the dangers of the sun and to encourage people to follow the Society’s recommended SunSense Guidelines.

    At the end of the lesson plan, the participants will have learned:

    • The importance of the sun
    • The damaging effects of the sun
    • What ultraviolet rays are and the properties they possess
    • The SunSense Guidelines

    Lesson Plans

    Lesson Activities

    To order materials, please fill out the SunSense-Order-Form 2018.

    If you have any difficulty downloading the form or have any questions please contact the SunSense Coordinator at the Canadian Cancer Society at or 204-774-7483 in Winnipeg or toll free at 1-888-532-6982.

  • Use your SunSense: Create shade!

    If your shadow is shorter than you, it’s time to find some shade.

    Manitoba has a large variety of leafy trees that provide excellent shade for you and your family. Plant a tree to create your own shade and encourage your community to plant leafy canopy trees that provide protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

    For more information on types of leafy trees, how to plant or where to purchase trees, visit Alliance Tree Care.